RECOGNITION
Nov 19, 2021

"From the Desk Of" Staff Highlight - November 2021

One staff member from the Department of Internal Medicine will be highlighted monthly as part of our "From the Desk Of" staff recognition initiative. This month's featured staff member is Selma Lopez, A Program Manager in the Division of General Internal Medicine... Read More

EDUCATION
Jul 12, 2021

CHeEtAH Puts Health Care in a New Context

Ethics, arts and humanities might not be the first three words that come to mind when discussing health care, but the intersection of those three are crucial to practicing medicine. The center is an expansion of a program that has existed in the School of Medicine for more than three decades. It now will have the resources to serve a wide array of people studying health education as well as those in other academic areas across campus.... Read More

RECOGNITION
Jul 02, 2021

University of Utah Health Announces Launch of New Center for Health Ethics, Arts, and Humanities (CHeEtAH)

University of Utah Health and the University of Utah announce the establishment of the Center for Health Ethics, Arts, and Humanities (CHeEtAH). The creation of CHeEtAH demonstrates the need for ethics, arts, and humanities scholarship related to health care has grown in the past decades, particularly during the ongoing pandemic and calls for greater health equity.... Read More

EDUCATION
May 07, 2021

Is Virtual or In-Person Care Right for You?

With all the uncertainty this last year, many people have put off seeing the doctor. The University of Utah, who is providing both in-person and virtual visits for patients, is encouraging people not to wait for necessary medical care as that can cause problems to be more severe later.... Read More

RESEARCH
Apr 02, 2021

Mortality at for-profit versus not-for-profit hemodialysis centers: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of Health Services

In this updated meta-analysis and systematic review, we show that the mortality gap between for-profit and non-profit dialysis centers remains, accounting for an estimated 3800 excess deaths per year. As the for-profit dialysis industry continues to rapidly expand in the United States, it is critical to improve regulation and implement policy that helps FP dialysis centers achieve a higher standard of care.... Read More

RECOGNITION
Mar 19, 2021

Dr. Maia Hightower Has Joined Our Team!

The Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion team is delighted to announce that Dr. Maia Hightower, MD, MPH, MBA, has joined their team as the Senior Director for Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion... Read More

EDUCATION
Mar 15, 2021

Event Reporting

Many people ask, “What am I supposed to report?” or “Does this count?” Hospitalist Ryan Murphy explains the basic vocabulary of patient safety event reporting, informing the way we recognize and identify harm and report threats to safety.... Read More

John Doane Recognized with Volunteerism Award
RECOGNITION
Mar 08, 2021

John Doane Recognized with Volunteerism Award

The Department of Internal Medicine and the Division of General Medicine offers their congratulations to Dr. John Doane, MD, FACP on being awarded the Volunteerism Award from the Utah Chapter of the American College of Physicians!... Read More

RESEARCH
Feb 22, 2021

The Lunch Conference Diet

The Lunch Conference Diet: Fostering Resident Engagement in Culinary Medicine Through a Curriculum Centered on Changes to Provided Conference Food ... Read More

RESEARCH
Feb 18, 2021

Pioneering the Future: Better Health for Populations

In this podcast, Dr. Rachel Hess, MD, MS from the Division of General Internal Medicine along with Dr. Adam Bress and a team of researchers at the University of Utah have been tackling population sized problems in their quest to better healthcare for all. ... Read More

RESEARCH
Feb 12, 2021

Improving Opioid Use Disorder Treatment through Quality Assessment

Quality measures are powerful tools that can standardize practice and incentivize innovation and high value care in medicine; however, few existing measures are tailored to the unique and multifaceted nature of opioid use disorder treatment. In this perspective piece, we highlight four areas in which quality measures can be leveraged to improve the care we provide to those affected by opioid use disorder at both the systems and individual levels.... Read More

Blanket Donation Made to the Supportive & Palliative Care Program
RECOGNITION
Feb 08, 2021

Blanket Donation Made to the Supportive & Palliative Care Program

On Friday, February 5th, HOSA Future Health Professional students from Bountiful High School and Woods Cross High School delivered over 300 blankets to members of the Supportive & Palliative Care Program at University Health. Patryk Hughes from Bountiful High School organized the blanket drive between the two schools. The schools held a friendly competition to see who could donate the most blankets. Bountiful was the winner but Woods Cross was not far behind. The Supportive & Palliative Care Program is so honored and grateful for these students who make such a difference! The blankets will be provided to patients to help comfort them while hospitalized. They or their families will be able to keep the blanket to remember the warmth it provided during a difficult time.... Read More

RESEARCH
Feb 08, 2021

Team Based Care Learning Collaborative Grant

John Doane, MD, Rich Doxey, MD, and the General Internal Medicine group at the University Sugar House clinic have been awarded funding for the Team Based Care Learning Collaborative Grant. The project includes a team-based approach to the diagnosis and management of hypertension. The project will enact a protocol to screen patients for hypertension, confirm the diagnosis, and then treat appropriately. Treatment will be managed by the primary care physician, as well as pharmacists to assist with medication titration. In addition, physicians, physical therapists, and dieticians will counsel patients toward more healthful eating patterns and physical activity to improve blood pressure control. Also, physicians and dieticians will direct group sessions to teach culinary skills and other skills for a healthy lifestyle.... Read More

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